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Magazine Island

Beach PATROLLED PATROLLED TODAY
Beach Number:
qld0863
Includes Beaches:
riverway lagoon
State/Region:
QLD Townsville
Post Code:
4810
Length:
0.2km
General Beach Hazard Rating:
1/10 (Least hazardous)

Nearby Beaches:
ross river (east)  (1.2km) the strand  (2km) sandfly creek  (2.1km) kissing point  (2.9km) rowes bay  (4.5km)

Beach

Magazine Island is part of the port of Townsville and has been heavily modified by port development. Along the east side of the island, toward the mouth of Ross River, is a narrow, 200 m long strip of sand between the road and the creek. While the creek is used by boats for access to the bay, the beach is not recommended for swimming owing to the tidal flats adjacent to the beach, boat traffic and strong tidal currents in the creek that parallels the beach.

Location

Information Symbols

  • Formal parking area Formal parking area
  • Seawall Seawall

Regulation Symbols

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    Last updated: 20/03/2009 13:25:23

     

    PATROL INFORMATION

    Patrol Information
      Mon 22/08 Tue 23/08 Wed 24/08 Thu 25/08 Fri 26/08 Sat 27/08 Sun 28/08
    Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    18:00
    08:00
    -
    20:00
    08:00
    -
    20:00
    08:00
    -
    20:00

    STATISTICS

    July 2016 - June 2017

    Rescues:
    0
    First Aids:
    0
    Preventative Actions:
    0

    The following organisations contribute to the above totals: Riverway Lagoon (Lifeguards)

    Hazards

    • Irukandji Irukandji
    • Bluebottles Bluebottles
    • Chironex Chironex
    • Crocodiles Crocodiles
    • High Tide Range High Tide Range

    Service Providers

    SLSA provides this information as a guide only. Surf conditions are variable and therefore this information should not be relied upon as a substitute for observation of local conditions and an understanding of your abilities in the surf. SLSA reminds you to always swim between the red and yellow flags and never swim at unpatrolled beaches. SLSA takes all care and responsibility for any translation but it cannot guarantee that all translations will be accurate.

    WEATHER

    Sun, 28 Aug 04:00 pm

    TOWNSVILLE (5 km)


    Mostly clear.
    21.80 °C
    ENE/20 km/h
    Wind

    Weather information
    SunMonTueWedThuFri
    23° 16° 25° 18° 25° 20° 25° 19° 25° 20° 25° 20°

    WATER

    23

    Issued at Sun, 28 Aug 14:02

    SWELL FORECAST

    Sunday
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • AM
    • PM
    • SSE
      11 km/h
      0.2m
    • E
      19 km/h
      0.7m
    • SE
      12 km/h
      0.4m
    • E
      22 km/h
      0.9m
    • SE
      13 km/h
      0.4m
    • E
      22 km/h
      1m
    • SE
      15 km/h
      0.5m
    • E
      22 km/h
      1m

    Townsville issued at Sat, 27 Aug 22:37

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    Today's Swell Description
    Wind:
    Southeasterly 10 to 15 knots, reaching up to 20 knots in the evening. Winds tending east to northeasterly inshore in the afternoon.
    Swell:
    Easterly below 1 metre.
    Seas:
    Around 1 metre, increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres outside the reef.
    Weather:
    Mostly sunny.

    UV INDEX

    TODAY'S TIDE

    • low
      01:14
      0.96m
    • high
      06:39
      2.61m
    • low
      12:57
      0.56m
    • high
      19:11
      3.44m

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    Townsville issued at Sun, 28 Aug 16:56

    WARNINGS

    TODAY'S RADAR

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